On Thursday, October 20, in Leicester at the King Power Stadium, the match of the twelfth round of the English Premier League in football will take place, in which Leicester and Leeds will play. The starting whistle of referee Peter Banks from Merseyside will sound at 22:15 Kyiv time.
Just one victory in ten matches played and a natural last place in the standings – such a disappointing result of Leicester’s performance at the start of the new English Premier League draw. Obviously, the club’s management was not joking when, before the start of the summer transfer campaign, they approached head coach Brendan Rodgers with disappointing information about the lack of funds to strengthen the starting lineup. The mentor was then given the opportunity to freely leave the club, understanding the complexity of the upcoming season, but he made a strong-willed decision to stay with the team.
It was not possible to set the “foxes” in a winning mood even from the first rounds. The team’s debut victory came only three matches earlier, when the Leicestershire club beat Nottingham Forest 4-0, who were starting preparations for the season with three players. In the rest of the battles, except for the opening match against Brentford and the last game to date against Crystal Palace (twice 0-0), Leicester have consistently lost. It is never easy to break out of the vicious circle of bad results, and even more so when the opponents in the next matches will be the level of Manchester City, Liverpool or Newcastle.
Always modest in their financial appetites, Leeds received more than 100 million euros from Catalan Barcelona and Manchester City this summer for just two of their leading players, Rafinha and Calvin Phillips, so they could afford an active position in the transfer market. Under the American specialist Jesse Marsh, two of his compatriots, Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams, were taken at once, and in the company of Luis Sinisterra, the newcomers at first began to give the necessary result. It even got to the point that Leeds knocked out London Chelsea (3:0) at a certain stage.
However, after the cup victory over Barnsley (3:1), dated back to the Independence Day of Ukraine, the “peacocks” simply cannot come to success. At the same time, they had a rather low-key calendar – getting London Arsenal from the flagships of national football to rivals in a six-match stretch was a great gift, and even against the backdrop of an international pause. However, Leeds could not take advantage of their chance. Very soon, Liverpool, City, Tottenham, and Newcastle will be on the calendar of this club, so it is necessary to take points against rivals at the level of the crisis Leicester.
“Leicester”: Ward – Justin, Faes, Amarti, Castagne – Soumare – Barnes, Dewsbury Hall, Tielemans, Albrighton – Daka.
“Leeds”: Mellier – Firpo, Cooper, Koch, Christensen – Roca, Adams – Harrison, Aaronson, Sinisterra – Bamford.
Forecast for confrontation
We believe that in the upcoming match, the team of Jesse Marsh will cling to the desired result. Our bet will be the position – Leeds will not lose and TB 2.5 with a coefficient of 4.10 on the Parimatch line.
October 20, Thursday
“Leicester” – “Leeds”
Leicester. Kings Power. 22:15 Live TV broadcast – Setanta video service
Arbitrator: Peter Banks (Merseyside, England) Forecast Aroged – 1:2